Setup a custom domain REST API endpoint on AWS Lambda: a step by step tutorial
Since I discovered the main concepts and benefits of Serverless applications, I’m gradually migrating the few services I run on my personal server(s) towards solutions which require no need for me to keep any (virtual) server running. The reason is simple: there are so many other interesting things to do than keeping an online system in good shape. If that’s not enough, leveraging FaaS (at least for very small workloads) usually brings cheaper bills compared to traditional hosting.
Migrating the blog to Jekyll and Firebase
It’s been a while since I last updated the blog, to the point I almost forgot where it was hosted… The full story is that at some point in time I felt like to share some techical content which couldn’t fit into a tweet. I eventually landed on Tumblr, mainly because of the native Markdown support, but I was never really satisfied with it: I needed none of its social features, even less its ads, and I wanted to have a proper HTTPS URL not ending in tumblr.com.
sslnotify.me - yet another OpenSource Serverless MVP
After ~10 years of experience in managing servers at small and medium scales, and despite the fact that I still love doing sysadmin stuff and I constantly try to learn new and better ways to approach and solve problems, there’s one thing that I think I’ve learned very well: it’s hard to get the operation part right, very hard.
Lastversion: a Go serverless proof of concept developed on OpenWhisk
It seems that recently every OSS tool I’ve been using during my working day (together with many other cool projects) is written in Go, so I decided to teach myself a little bit of it having fun in the meanwhile, in the not-too-rare case I’ll need to troubleshoot one of them, or simply understand better how it works. Unsurprisingly enough, the Net is full of excellent documentation material if you want to dig into Go programming without spending a single cent.
Integrating Sonos with Spreaker RSS feed
Berlin winter is famous to be quite cold (ok, let’s be honest, I’m a tech addict and can’t help the urge of hack around from time to time) so recently I’ve spent some fun time tinkering a bit with this Internet Of Things idea: how to make my flat a little bit more automated and have fun while adding this competely superfluous automation?